The President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Sir Muftau Oyegunle, has advised prospective students going into the University to choose career in insurance as first choice to exploit and maximize opportunities in the insurance profession.
The CIIN boss gave the advice in his welcome address at the Council’s fourth edition of quiz competition for secondary schools in Nigeria held in Abuja.
He said “My dear students, on behalf of the Governing Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) and the Institute’s Quiz Committee; I welcome you all to today’s event, which is CIIN fourth edition of quiz competition for secondary school students in Nigeria. It is indeed a great honour and pleasure to have you all with us today.
This quiz competition is borne out of CIIN’s desire to enlighten and introduce young minds to the amazing world of insurance. This initiative is also aimed at promoting the significance of insurance in our daily lives, community development, poverty alleviation, economic advancement and world peace.
Insurance ensures that we have adequate safety nets against the misfortunes of life by providing compensation for its customers that enable them to survive the adversities of life. Hence, insurance provides us with a means of protecting ourselves and our families from unexpected but possible financial losses while also enhancing the capacity to build wealth.
This competition is designed to create awareness amongst you the young adults, who we considered the future of our industry, about the importance of Insurance as a service and the career opportunities it offers to students like you.
It is my belief that whatever you have learnt in preparation for the competition will impact your lives positively.
Similarly, the knowledge and information you receive here today would assist you in your career choice.
I sincerely hope that every student here would maximize the opportunities which this competition provides and make insurance his/her course of first choice when going into the university.
Permit me to inform you that this competition is not all about winning but also about having fun while learning more about insurance.
On your behalf, I want to appreciate the Governing Council, Quiz Committee, Director – General and the entire staff at CIIN Secretariat for their hard work and dedication towards the success of this event.
Finally, I thank all those who have assisted in making today a reality while wishing all the participants best of luck.”
As part of the Institute’s desire to promote insurance education and encourage potential students to choose insurance as a professional career, the Institute established the quiz competition in secondary schools to encourage students to participate.
In the Abuja event, School for the Gifted, Gwagwalada, emerged winner out of 11 Schools that participated in the fourth edition; Government Secondary School, Kubwa came second, while Government Secondary School, Wuse 3 came third in the competition.
Prior to the Abuja edition, the Lagos edition was held at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, while the second edition was held at Ilisan Town Hall, Ogun State.